You LOVE where you live & inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Establish a routine for yourself, and you will find the work is easy to accomplish and not very time-consuming. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common — and costly — problems, before they occur. If necessary, use a camera to take pictures of anything you might want to share with an expert for advice or to monitor or remind you of a situation later. By following the information noted here, you will learn about protecting your investment and how to help keep your home a safe and healthy place to live. If you do not feel comfortable performing some of the home maintenance tasks listed below, or do not have the necessary equipment, you may want to consider hiring a qualified handy-person.
Summer brings to mind barbeques, parties, sun and fun. It’s also the perfect time to tackle all kinds of maintenance jobs around your home. Before you kick back and enjoy the season, here are 5 quick and easy tips summer maintenance tips to keep your house in tip top shape.
Prevent accidents and keep your property safe this summer. Inspect your yard and fix anything that may not be safe or could cause accidents. This includes:
Inspect the condition of your roof. Using binoculars enables you to stay on the ground for this inspection. Look for:
Hire a professional home inspector or roofing contractor if you find anything of concern.
Examine the condition of weather-stripping and caulking around windows and doors. Be sure to check your outside vents at the same time. This inspection should include:
Professionally clean the outdoor unit of your central air conditioner at the start of the season. The servicing should include:
Check your basement pipes for condensation or dripping. We recommend monitoring your basement for humidity and avoid relative humidity levels above 60%. Use a dehumidifier to maintain lower relative humidity levels if the moisture levels are too high. Running your air conditioner can also help.
Once you’ve got your routine down, regular home maintenance will be a breeze. One last bonus tip, don’t forget to change the batteries in your fire alarms.